A woman is dead after D.C. police say she drove her unauthorized vehicle to a White House checkpoint, rammed a Secret Service vehicle while fleeing the scene, then led officers on a high-speed chase to the U.S. Capitol, causing a chaotic scene in the District shortly after 2:15 p.m.
Vice President Joe Biden, Speaker John Boehner and former Rep. Gabby Giffords were on hand to dedicate a room in the Capitol Visitor Center to a congressional staffer killed two years ago in the attack on Giffords that took six lives.
If your public tour of the White House has been canceled, House Speaker John Boehner says come visit the Capitol instead.
President Barack Obama’s private swearing-in will be a brief, sparsely attended ceremony in the Blue Room of the White House.
A 29-year-old Moroccan man was arrested Friday near the U.S. Capitol as he was planning to detonate what he thought was a suicide vest, given to him by FBI undercover operatives.